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Old 07-22-2002, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default Eibach Prokit spring installation question II

can a car be driven without problems with only front springs installed? I'm planning on doing fronts first and then rear next day.... any suggestion?
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Old 07-22-2002, 02:00 PM   #2
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You should have no problems. As long as you aren't blasting though the corners and driving like a fool you should be fine.
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Old 07-22-2002, 02:41 PM   #3
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Great.... I will baby my car after spring istall how much does autozone charge for renting a spring compressor?
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Old 07-22-2002, 03:26 PM   #4
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~50 deposit and 45 gets credit back when you return them

definatly worth it...
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Old 07-22-2002, 06:15 PM   #5
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Snagged my compressor at Sears for $40. Here's the linkage:
Craftsman Spring Compressor

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Old 07-22-2002, 08:53 PM   #6
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spring compressors for free. Do the rear first as they drop less.
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Old 07-22-2002, 08:55 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Snagged my compressor at Sears for $40. Here's the linkage:
Craftsman Spring Compressor

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I bought mine from autozone. Looks the same, I don't think it cost more than $20. I've used them at least 5 times now, well worth the investment.
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Old 07-23-2002, 12:44 AM   #8
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can I use a regular wrench and a hex key in order to remove the top strut bolt? Is hex key and Allen Wrench same thing? someone PLEASE answer this question.... what's the easiest way of removing the top strut bolt? can I do it simply with a hex key and a regular wrench?

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Old 07-23-2002, 12:47 AM   #9
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which way does the spring install? should the letter be upside down? where do I align the bottom spring tip at?
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Old 07-23-2002, 12:52 AM   #10
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I bought mine from autozone. Looks the same, I don't think it cost more than $20. I've used them at least 5 times now, well worth the investment.
Autozone sells one for like $31. Heard NAPA sells one for around $20.
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Old 07-23-2002, 01:32 AM   #11
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which way does the spring install? should the letter be upside down? where do I align the bottom spring tip at?
Someone PLEASE answer this? I need the answer ASAP.... also about the method of removing the top strut bolt.... can I just use a hex key and a regular wrench to remove it?
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should be right side up when installed. Threads contain advice on which end of the spring should be properly seated and how to tell the front set from the back. I have seen at least two descriptions of the top bolt removal in this forum. One had pictures of the tools. There is a T shaped hex key tool available from Sears. One guy used a hex key with vice grips I think. Search some more. I don't have the links handy.

Check strut install instructions.

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Old 07-23-2002, 01:48 AM   #13
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So... letters SHOULD not be UPSIDE DOWN when installed?

On the spring it says 7710.002 (longer springs) and 7710.001 (shorter springs). I think longer springs should go to fronts, right?
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Old 07-23-2002, 07:49 AM   #14
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So... letters SHOULD not be UPSIDE DOWN when installed?

On the spring it says 7710.002 (longer springs) and 7710.001 (shorter springs). I think longer springs should go to fronts, right?
Need answer ASAP... as I will be doing spring install today!! please someone answer above questions?
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Old 07-23-2002, 11:16 AM   #15
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"So... letters SHOULD not be UPSIDE DOWN when installed?

On the spring it says 7710.002 (longer springs) and 7710.001 (shorter springs). I think longer springs should go to fronts, right?"
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CLICK HERE

Would of posted earlier but I didn't see this thread. Good luck!
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Default 002s in back

letters right side up. Remember to cut bump stops by 1/3
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